Opinion

BDC dealing with ‘legacy’ concerns

Editorials

The Business Development Corp., it recently was reported, was fined $75,000 by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection because of some remaining contamination at the Beech Bottom Industrial Park. The BDC has owned the site — previously the home of Wheeling Corrugating — ...

Examine your words so as to do no harm

Local Columns

It wasn’t all that long ago that I recognized the years behind me are more than the years ahead of me. During my remaining time on the planet, I want my life to count. I want my words to count. I want to speak and write in such a way that is honoring to Jesus Christ, thoughtful in nature, ...

There’s still time to fight the flu

Editorials

Like it or not, the flu season is here. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most regions of the United States, including our Tri-State Area, are reporting widespread activity. There’s good news however — indications are that the season might already have peaked, ...

It’s time to replace Affordable Care Act

Editorials

Liberals such as those who inflicted the inaccurately named “Affordable Care Act” on Americans are fond of insisting they want to tax only “the rich.” But injuries and illnesses strike us all, rich or poor, and often, we count on technology to help us recover. The ACA’s authors, in ...

Ohio’s hemlocks must be protected

Editorials

Among the most majestic trees in Eastern forests is the hemlock. Isolated stands of them more than half a millennium old still can be found. But they are at risk from an invasive species, the hemlock wooly adelgid. Now, the tiny bug has been found in three new Ohio counties, Athens, Geauga ...

Fiscal discipline needed in W.Va.

Editorials

W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice’s State of the State speech Wednesday night was short on specific proposals. He requested just a handful of bills. But Justice’s presentation was long on optimism about West Virginia’s future, and not without reason. This is the first January in some years that ...

King remembered today

Editorials

Today, Americans of all races and religions mark the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. We think there can be no better way to remember his legacy than by offering the text of the speech he delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, ...

On my way to putting best feet forward

Local Columns

I started off the new year making an attempt to put my best foot forward. Make that my best feet. You know you’re getting older when the Christmas gifts you get are either very practical things you’ll use or things it probably wouldn’t hurt you to have, but you’re way too cheap to ...

Remember to help others

Local Columns

Some things to think about: Residents of the Tri-State Area always have been willing to step up and help their friends and neighbors in times of need. We saw that again this past holiday season, when thousands of people received assistance from many area groups and agencies. Yes, ...

Nutcrackers were a success

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: By the time you read this, the Nutcracker characters that inhabited Fort Steuben Park have been moved to their off-season retreat. The park now seems empty, even with the huge Christmas Tree and the Advent Market chalets. But we have wonderful memories and photos of this unique ...